Learning & Teaching

CU Law School students to teach state high school students about Constitution

September 10, 2013

More than 50 students and dozens of alumni of the University of Colorado Boulder Law School will teach a lesson on the First Amendment in more than 50 high school classrooms throughout Colorado Sept. 11–20 in recognition of Constitution Day.

Constitution Day is a national event that annually commemorates the Sept. 17, 1787, signing of the United States Constitution.

Rare western bumblebee creates a buzz on the Front Range

When University of Colorado Boulder junior Cole Steinmetz first begins a bumblebee hunt, he walks slowly, listening for the bee’s persistent, rumbling buzz, which Steinmetz has learned is usually lower and less singsongy than the noises made by flies and other insects.

Chancellor's Corner: Summoning the Class of 2017 to great adventure

Today, the University of Colorado Boulder welcomed more than 5,700 new students to our campus. During this morning's Convocation, I invited them to continue our proud institution's legacy of scholarship and citizenship. I share my invitation with you, and welcome you to our new academic year.

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It takes a team to dress a king for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival

Amid the staccato clatter of sewing machines, the wardrobe artists snipped, stitched, embellished and ironed garments fit for a king. And a soldier, and a gaggle of nobles, murderers and a gardener.

In the Colorado Shakespeare Festival costume shop housed in CU-Boulder’s Theatre and Dance Department, are stacks of bins and drawers of fabric, thread, lace and the sorts of sartorial bits and bobs that go into making theatre costumes.

Students become rocket scientists at NASA facility in Virginia

A Colorado student space research consortium led by the University of Colorado Boulder teamed up with a Virginia space consortium led by the University of Virginia this week to help aspiring rocket scientists from around the country learn how to design, build and fly payloads.

CU-Boulder students partner with middle school to teach financial literacy

May 22, 2013

As the school year wraps up, students at Summit Charter Middle School in Boulder will debrief on how their $25,000 stock portfolio performed.

The middle school students invested money under supervision as part of a course created and taught by accounting and finance students from the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

Learn more about the Class of 2013: an in-depth series

The University of Colorado Boulder held its spring commencement ceremony on Friday, May 10, at Folsom Field. The ceremony honored candidates for 6,084 degrees, including 4,687 bachelor’s degrees, 903 master’s degrees, 171 law degrees and 494 doctoral degrees. Read more about the Class of 2013 >>

'Lives of 007' offered for first time in Maymester

James Bond is playing a lead role in CU-Boulder’s Maymester course titled “Topics in Critical Film Studies: Lives of 007.”

Known for versatility and an iconic main character, the 007 films are the primary example of a complex, popular cinema phenomenon, said Ernesto Acevedo-Muñoz, associate professor of film studies and the course instructor.

Fiske Planetarium flies into the digital age

Since 1975, Fiske Planetarium has been the Johnny Appleseed of astronomy. Each year, 30,000 K-12 students and 4,000 University of Colorado Boulder students go there to take a front-row seat on the universe. Soon, they’ll get a better, clearer and deeper view. The campus is renovating the planetarium, retiring its analog star projector and upgrading to a powerful star plus video system paired with a high-definition screen capable of achieving nearly eight times more resolution than the standard HD television, completely surrounding the audience with a 360-degree view.

Anseth, Kapteyn elected to National Academy of Sciences

Two University of Colorado Boulder professors have been elected members of the National Academy of Sciences, a top honor recognizing scientists and engineers for their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

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